Konta moves into Miami quarters


Originally published on: 28/03/17 00:00

The world No.72 had upset No.8 seed Madison Keys in the third round, but was unable to pull off another scalp as Konta found a way past the determined Spaniard 7-5 6-1.

Arruabarrena was impenetrable on serve in the opening stages, but Konta remained patient and grabbed a late break in the opening set before easing through the second set to victory.

"I felt I played myself more into the match a bit more," Konta said. "As the match went on, I felt clearer and clearer on how I wanted to play and what I wanted to do out there from my perspective.

"I'm quite happy I was able to execute that reasonably well. And also make it tough for her to stay in that match with the level that she was playing at."


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